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money no money with flags on it or orchard tate or royal person good thing. a new study claims that hundreds of widely sold products from clothes and makeup to children's toys may contain harmful chemicals. johannes attacks syrian army positions in the province using tanks and vehicles filled with explosives yet a simple rebranding exercise has apparently absolved them in the west's eyes. and it's revealed democrats in the u.s. have been spending twice as much as donald trump on digital campaigning for the 2020 race for the white house despite making a show of wanting big money out of politics.
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very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at our too much q in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. hundreds of european companies have been flooding the market for years with items containing potentially harmful chemicals that's according to germany's largest environmental charity it's released a study warning that consumers across the e.u. could unwittingly be harming their health by using any of hundreds of popular everyday products the most dangerous items tickled out however fall under the category of industrial substances which can cause genetic defects and cancer more commonly used products noted in the study include furniture toys and clothes which it claims can put unborn children at risk well certain cosmetic and personal products are said to cause serious eye your attention and dizziness 654 companies were named as culpable most of them german british or dutch big names like exxon mobil merck henkel and bayer are on the list so devinsky picks up the story. when
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it comes to using hazardous chemicals at home we're told to wait gloves and to rinse and need to be if your skin comes into contact with the product but according to a new report by environmental lobby group european consumers face expose you know on day basis and we don't even know about. chemical companies have been disregarding the law for years and getting away with it selling substances that might cause hormonal cancers brain disorders and other severe health problems as consumers we are kept in the dark not knowing if every day products are safe or not those products he's talking about range from clothes shoes that make up even children's toys says these potentially harmful chemicals widely being sold to manufacturers of household goods without having being fully vetted it says some of
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these chemicals could cause a range of health problems to cancer to bring to so it is worse still be your pinky . the agency we see a.j. is accused of trying to sweep this scandal under the rug. has said in this problem for years we see the agency moving in the right direction by why all the secrecy the very foundation of e.u. chemical safety rules are being ignored bund revealed the top of the iceberg now it's on the cheek to tell us the rest of this investigation shows around $650.00 companies many households brands of breaking the law by failing to perform the required safety checks that are mandated by the e.c. ha's main safety regulation this includes some brands which are already making the headlines amidst major health scandals we have done and i'm
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a lot of work but that work i clearly and totally subscribe to is not sufficient and not enough. but we have looked at $700.00 substances up until now of those $702.00 thirds end up needing further data bund says that's not enough and is the morning that the e.u. and national authorities raise their game in a bid to ensure the products we use are simply just say these shows that even ski off the parents are to ask a number of the companies accused of wrongdoing to comment on the claims including be a comical angle no replies yet you're going to fire who has an environmental n.g.o.s told us the study only scratches the surface of the problem. i think there is a big possibility that the half knockin yukos on the market who have the watch sufficiently in. we house the nokia intermission which chemicals we have no clear
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information which ones have been sufficiently checked the only thing to be that can know is so useful sure is that the system doesn't work properly we have to can because. apparently not sufficiently control and that is a potentially a big danger so all the information recalled was. basically sure most issues sits far from complete. and this is playing with the lives of people meanwhile activists have stormed the paris h.q. of pharmaceuticals giant bayer which was mentioned in the study they staged a protest against the health and environmental dangers posed by some of the products pairs companies daughter company of months santo makes the risk surrounding the monsanto weed killer roundup or brought into the spotlight recently when a company a court ordered the firm to pay a record $2000000000.00 in damages that sum to a couple suffering from cancer which they successfully argued had been caused by
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the herbicide and back in france a court there ruled that the company was liable for the sickness of a farmer who had used a month on to weed killer despite the rulings one santo and bear insists that their products are safe and that health regulators worldwide agreed with that. terrorist group islamic state may have all been routed from syria but charges are still wreaking havoc in the country the latest incarnation of what was the illness or front has attacked syrian army positions in northern iraq province the last rebel stronghold in the country but by rebranding the extremists appear to fool some in the west by gusty explains. this late in the civil war by any measure this offensive was huge he had to do that sharm or h.g.'s widely viewed as al qaida swing in syria nusra front fielded hundreds of jihad ists for this offensive according to russian intelligence 30 pickup trucks equipped with various guns 7
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tanks 4 a.p.c.'s to jihad mode beals or vehicles packed with explosives and driven by suicide bombers as i said a huge offensive aimed at taking a government held town catheter and the border. according to the russian c'mon the syrians held out against 3 waves the jihad the stews in more than 100 fighters for tanks most of their pickup trucks also reportedly launched missiles at the russian airbase in may mean you know those that got close
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were shot down un security council is none too pleased russia and the regimes decision to launch air strikes sends a terrible signal of disregard toward the u.n. political process russia has claimed this so called return it she strikes surgical i quote surgical in their precision i hope i do not need medical treatment in moscow if surgical accuracy means what we've seen we are we refuse to consider terrorists as untouchable and will continue to fight them despite the objections of some of our partners united states reiterate that any escalation in violence in northwest syria would destabilize. the region we must do we have our own view on who is destabilizing the region. both sides blame each other for this latest escalation fighting had been building up escalating for days now and as often happens in the rebels' jihad this uprising fall saying as sads gassing them
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we continue to see signs that the assad regime may be renewing its use of chemical weapons the regime's attacks against the communities of northwest syria must end remarkably nowhere in their press statement does the us mention al qaida though age c.s. denies any affiliation they were branded change their name from nusra front but that is seen as a rule to avoid the harshest scrutiny nothing is changed in their behavior still executing infidels fielding suicide bombers so imagine our surprise when we did some digging and found that the initial source of these chemical attack allegations which so concern the us initial source was h.t.s. looser front al qaida worth noting though is that the u.s. is saying they can't verify anything bombing attacks which have been indiscriminate
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in very vicious have sent some 152200000 people in it most of whom are already internally displaced people to move again to temporary housing and create a huge burden on our very broad humanitarian effort that we in the internet rest of the international community are making so we're watching this very closely also the reports of chemical weapons use so far we cannot confirm it but we are watching it it's an interesting situation the u.s. europe allies spending billions infiltrating bombing fighting isis al qaida in afghanistan. in iraq and somalia louver the middle east in africa yet in syria's. biggest stronghold. if in directly the modeling that the syrian government leave them alone taking
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seriously the claims and statements about chemical weapons. remarkable terrorism specialist jennifer breeden says damascus should go on the offensive and . it's not going to be possible to to fight terrorism without going to the terrorist strongholds and that's absolutely necessary we're talking about a group h.t.s. which is an offshoot of. linked to al-qaeda so this is a very serious terrorist organization and it's also a terrorist organization that's in a place with a very large civilian population most of these civilians have been displaced or internally displaced because of the war because of other terrorist organizations and so it's crucial that this area be targeted to to undermine these terrorists i think that the concern is whether chemical weapons have been used or whether there have been any such use of chemical weapons because of the large civilian population that has also been terrorized by the strong hold that allen is or offshoot h.t.s.
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has on this area. indonesia's newly reelected president has warned he will not tolerate further deadly unrest which erupted in the wake of his disputed victory on tuesday 6 people were killed and hundreds injured in the violence which spilled over into writing on wednesday night. take i was i think i think i was. i was make up my god alex sink i think the u.s. embassy in jakarta even issuing safety alert to make citizens to avoid the protest these broke out shortly outs of the central election committee confirmed the
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victory of current president took over dodo some $1000.00 supporters of his opponent were targeting military general boys to be took to the streets corneas used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters who were armed with rocks and molotov cocktail cocktails the opposition leader claims there was widespread cheating and is going to challenge the results counterterrorism specialist raja says run of the islamists are infiltrating political groups in indonesia to propagate their radical ideas. the situation now we are getting a little bit here is due to the fact that political islam has been evolving fast in the southeast asian countries especially in indonesia so we see extreme ase and radicals gaining popularity in political parties all position parties such as what from every now and in the major radical islam is well there's extremist groups
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up penetrating political parties now and into the political limelight where we can actually probably see and propagate the ideology to believe all of the political needs in these countries. and the reported deals that since january us democrats have splashed twice the cash donald trump has on internet ads yet at the same time they're making a big song and dance about rejecting big bucks from lobbyists when it comes to funding their 2020 presidential campaigns kill mop and delves deeper. from left wingers like bernie sanders to centrists like joe biden and tamala harris democrats are expressing a unified message of discussed about money and politics i mean i sat with bernie i'm the guy that told them you should accept any money from a super pac because people can't possibly trust you how are middle class guy except if you except so i've actually made
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a decision since i had that conversation then i'm not going to accept corporate pac checks and i think most americans actually agree that we need to get money out of politics pete has promised to give back the money you received from corporations come all harris has made similar statements but here's the thing perhaps they don't get direct funding from corporations but they have a cozy relationship with the super pacs those are political action committees that are not legally required to disclose their donors let's not forget joe biden's wisdom from a few years back lobbyist are bad people special interest groups not bad people but guess what we're corrosive. people who accept money from them or bad people but it's human nature well it may not be being broadcast on prime time television but many top democrats have a very close relationship with big financial interests take amala harris for example she has a super pac of her own that is very close with the bank known as citigroup and
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catamarans the bank's managing director even hosted a fundraiser for camilla harris at his apartment as a gesture of friendship kamali even shook hands with his dog pete boot as she has been hanging out with charles meyer the wall street banking exactly 2 of them have been munching on deli sandwiches kirsten gillibrand seems to be particularly close to big pharma she's already had a fundraiser at the home of a pfizer exec and at this point mark last read the wall street money manager is boasting that he's already met with 10 different democratic candidates at the end of the day candidates need money in the past there was no candidates who didn't come to new york chicago l.a. for money today there are 2 candidates who own doing that and is it with warren and bernie some does yes when the cameras are rolling the democrats want to fight against wall street and stand up for that forgotten american middle class however behind closed doors they want to get particularly cozy with the big daddies of
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american finance capital and in the age of social media that's a lot harder to conceal well this goes to show you yet again the breathtaking incoherence of the democratic message keep in mind that many of these folks many if not all are very very wealthy and when you hear people who decry you and rail against big money and we're finding out how they're tapping into silicon valley wall street banks the big money the big money people it goes to show you that they're just like everybody else i just can choose to lovable progress. liberal trying to get by with a paucity of funds and end if you can help me as we as we fight corporate industrial greed while behind the scenes on the phone say the same thing you. need with you 1xw5w and 20000000 help me anybody else take your money they're no
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better or no worse than anybody else their politicians. counting is underway in the world's largest election more on that after the break. you know world of big partisan. and conspiracies it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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make manufacture to send to the public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round listen to the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. welcome back the indian prime minister has declared victory in the country's general election counting is still underway but exit polls indicate he is on course for a landslide win the election is the world's biggest with the largest turnout in indian
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history artist looks at why his rival dubbed the candidate of the elite has failed to make inroads. an election in a country that's home to at least $1300000000.00 people takes a while certainly after more than a month it's finally done and dusted and here is an exit poll and this political bloc is the team behind the man who's already been charge of india for 5 years and the right to draw modi but despite that is still seen as someone who was up against the good old elite maybe that's still the root of his popularity how to look at this simple guy modi as a child the prime minister helped his dad sell tea at a railway station ever heard of the caste system in india well his was officially classed as backwards there was even a t.v. show called the journey of the common man showing his tough life path.
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now let's compare that to opposition leader rahul gandhi's background his father was a prime minister preceded by guess who his grandmother his great grandfather was the founder of modern india and what matter the ukase super the cambridge university how's that for a contrast. not see it as a serious challenge or do you start another. because dynasty is not it doesn't appear to the young people in the country anymore if you contrast.
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that of my minister now to the bone deep. well actually has risen from the bottom he comes from the very poor section of society he comes from a cost which is small although back what the costs will be see so given the fact that there is a lot of appeal for people coming from the very bottom and rising i think died on crossley you know that dynasty of congress and the congress has almost believed it for the last almost 70 years because completely lost use of the. year on year it's becoming clear politicians all around the world should have realized to being a part of the elite is now out of fashion shall i remind you of what's been going on with the people's voting habits everywhere lately.
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i want you to imagine how much better our future can be if we did play or independence from the elites who led us from one financial and foreign policy disaster to another. 800 people what. do you have heard me talking of all the people of beauty. taking a bunch of good including. any main task is to bring into the politics of the now a country on a completely new people fresh decent people who actually care. does want.
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to stand i mean for example. it is also about it is like you he she saw. the jump is not ordinary. americans he is of course that he just in some way but i think he articulated us and. was. listening to this competing against he didn't seem to be coming from the stuff so it was easier for him. as there. was on. the beat but he was the washington stuff one of sume government hopefuls will begin misplacing their backgrounds just like some do with parts of their tax returns. japanese tech firms to sheeba and panasonic have suspended certain shipments to china's huawei they join the likes of google and intel who also altered relations
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with the company over u.s. restrictions the trump administration accuses one way of spying for beijing something the tech giant denies washington has blacklisted weiwei meaning american firms can no longer trade with it all comes amid an ongoing trade war between the u.s. and china this is seen america impose tariffs on 2 $100000000000.00 worth of chinese goods beijing in retaliation plans to raise import tariffs to 25 percent from next month but in the u.s. $173.00 companies including adidas and nike have written an open letter to donald trump urging him to call off the tariffs on china they argue that american consumers will be the ones to lose out adding a 25 percent tax increase on top of these tariffs would mean some working american families could pay nearly 100 percent duty on the shoes this is unfathomable your proposal to add tariffs on all imports from china is asking the american consumers to foot the bill it is time to bring this trade war to an end the spat between the
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world's 2 largest economies has led some in china to try and boost morale with a rising song that's gone viral. the. economist richard roth discuss the impact of the trade war on china on our. that's the flip side later on r.t. . well the trade war dispute between the u.s. and china left many businesses in a state of confusion and uncertainty and i expected beneficiary emerges be at naam companies operating in china have been subject to increased tax on exports to the u.s. so businesses are making a smart decision to move manufacturers and production over to friendly southern neighbor but how much of it has to do with tariffs for companies both chinese and foreign in china they looking always for the cheapest labor they diggin long before
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the tariffs to look around elsewhere in asia particularly for example in the where the wages were and still are considerably cheaper now they have a 2nd incentive not only will they make more profits by cheap wages in vietnam but the united states has not yet put tariffs on vietnam these goods so that they don't have that problem either every company and every country in the world is watching the aggressive economic nationalism make it risky to do business with an american company or with anybody from the united states because you could be cut off suddenly by some politician who is looking to advance his career the way mr trump is a little me taking a step back from business with america cutting a deal with another producer was not a very good even if that's not the best price because you don't have to worry about
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any history of politicians interfering in this dramatic way. key american infrastructure projects are in limbo after president donald trump pulled the plug on funding talks with democrats that decision was apparently prompted by a spat with house speaker nancy pelosi who kissed him of a coverup. we believe that no one is above the law including the president of the united states and we believe that the president is engaged in a cover up i do cover ups you people know that probably better than anybody and i told. senator schumer speaker pelosi i want to do infrastructure i want to do it more than you want to do it but you know what you can't do it under these circumstances u.s. federal infrastructure investment or 1st of the funds earmarked for the construction renovation and maintenance of highways water utilities railways and
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aviation among other key sectors and us politicians in d.c. keep on bickering the country's infrastructure is said to be falling into disrepair the american society of civil engineers warned about this back in 2017 civil engineer i mean pharaoh's told us if a deal on infrastructure is not struck it will affect every american. i name port in l.a. for instance you cannot even compare it to. the most updated most of us. they ports in asia in the middle east in turkey for instance or dubai. these reports of been there for for many many decades and they're all abused the same thing applies to the bridges something up lies to roads. dams. just name it so all of them are in desperate need. of huge investment.
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of if i'm not mistaken over 4 and a half trillion dollars needs to be spent on america's infrastructure by 2025 if the deal is not the straw it will be the american citizens who will suffer most it will be the aviation sector the tourism. you know transportation sector and it's a change that will affect everyone. that's a global news update for this hour that's for tuning in. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy learn from cation let it be an arms race based on often very dramatic development that only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk.

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